Colonoscopy, Polypectomy, and the Risk of Bleeding

Linda A Feagins

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Colonoscopy with polypectomy is the means by which the incidence of colon cancer may be reduced; however, polypectomy is not without risk. Physicians must carefully weigh the risks and benefits of colonoscopy, particularly when patients are given prescriptions for antiplatelet agents and anticoagulants. This article discusses the risks of colonoscopy and polypectomy and reviews the most recent data for managing antiplatelet agents and anticoagulants in the periendoscopic period.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)125-135
Number of pages11
JournalMedical Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2019


  • Anticoagulants
  • Antiplatelet agents
  • Colonoscopy
  • Gastrointestinal hemorrhage
  • Polypectomy
  • Risks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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